LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Apple Harvesting in Yakima, Washington

View a Markon Live from the Fields video about Gala apples in Yakima, Washington.

  • Apple orchards in Yakima, Washington completed the blossoming stage two to three weeks ago; fruit is approximately 10 to 12 mm in size
  • Gala apple harvesting will begin September 1, 2018
  • Three irrigation systems are used in the orchards: one to water and feed the apple trees, a second for frost control, a third to water and feed ground cover
  • There are 2,500 trees per acre; most trees are 7 to 8 years old


June 01, 2018